This week’s headlines from across Inside Network + MORE

Accounting software startup Xero ditches HTML5 in favor of native iOS and Android appsSupporters of HTML5 for mobile were dealt a significant blow when Facebook u-turned and began developing native apps last year. Now another company is hedging its bets after accounting software maker Xero gave up on Web apps for mobile claiming that the development was resource intensive and difficult…

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This week’s headlines from across Inside Network A roundup of all the news Inside Network brought you between March 11 and March. 15.
Inside Mobile Apps
Tracking the convergence of mobile apps, social platforms and virtual goods.
Monday, March 11

Publish your own magazine with Coverstory Casual
Angry Birds Toons to be accessible within Angry Birds games, will begin airing March 16 to 17
Early Bird Rate for Inside Social Apps Ends This Week
Take command of color with ColorBurst
LinkedIn to acquire Pulse
Icomania, Angry Birds, Vector and more on this week’s top free app charts

Tuesday, March 12

Execution Labs re-opens applications for its hybrid incubator for indie mobile game developers
Flick, swipe and pinch your way to today’s forecast with Weathercube
Facebook announces Mobile DevCon series coming to New York, London, Seoul
The Inside Network Job Board: KIXEYE, Wooga, PopCap Games and more
CocoaChina’s Fishing Joy generating more than $6M a month worldwide
Make your own comic with Comic Craft
Glu Mobile launches first real-money gambling game
Tapjoy sees ad revenue spike nearly 50 percent during holidays
Temple Run Oz, Sonic Dash, Toy Story and more on this week’s top paid app charts

Wednesday, March 13

Keep a daily journal with Grid Diary
Andy Rubin steps down as head of Android, Sundar Pichai tapped as replacement
Games on Line platform reach 100M downloads

Thursday, March 14

Discover new cuisines with Panna
Hear it out loud with VoxDox
Onavo looks at the market share for app discovery apps
Samsung lifts the lid off the Galaxy S4, packs a 5” screen and 13MP rear-facing camera

Friday, March 15

Manage your social presence with SocialSignIn
Start a debate with TugBox
Mobile apps news roundup

Inside Social Games
Covering all the latest developments at the intersection of games and social platforms…

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This Week On Twitter: Social Media’s 4 Cs, Annoying Status Updates, Incredible Social Media StatsNeed a little weekend reading? We’ve compiled our top ten Twitter stories of the week, which includes a look at the four Cs of social media, a study that reveals the ten most annoying kinds of status update, some incredible social media facts and figures, the state of social media advertising and a visual that looks at how visual social marketing raises engagement…

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Do you enjoy checking email? Probably not, since the word “checking” is something that sounds like work. Whenever you have to continually go back to a place to see if anything new is there, it starts taking a toll on you. Checking things is boring.
I spent some time at Facebook last week to learn more about the changes that the company is rolling out for News Feed across all platforms…

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Newsroom Cutbacks Are Hurting Journalism, Study ShowsThe tone of the Pew Research Center’s latest annual State of the Media report, released Monday, is grim. The study found that U.S. newsrooms have cut their staff by about 30% since highs reached in 2000, and journalism is suffering as a result. At the same time, companies and other organizations are seizing opportunities to deliver their messages straight to the public — rather than through the media — with mixed results…

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Former Square COO Keith Rabois took to Twitter today to bash social-location app Foursquare, but Foursquare CEO Dennis Crowley did not simply sit back and take it. He punched back.
The strange incident started when former Googler Hunter Walk posted a tweet saying he was surprised 40,000 developers were using Foursquare’s API…

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Social Media Resources: Twitter Chats, Vine, and Pinterest AnalyticsThis week on Sprout Social Insights we tackled guides for Facebook, Twitter, and to help you better reach your customers with the social media tools that make a difference.
Check out our articles below to find out more about each one and how they can help you with your social media goals. And check in every day to Sprout Social Insights for more how to guides and breaking social media news…

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